The rise and fall of the DeLorean Motor Company has been well-documented over the years. Almost everyone of a certain age knows it to varying degrees of truth, and will tell you of the stainless steel gull-winged Back to the Future car that made a big splash but died a painful death well before it was in any of the…
Everyone remembers the DeLorean DMC-12 for its doors, for its unpainted body, for the movie. But it in and of itself was an interesting car design, which you can see pretty well when you lift the whole body off of its chassis.
This is one of those stories that, at first, just seems simple and terrible. Unfortunately, the more that gets revealed, the less simple everything becomes. The whole thing revolves around one awful event: a 1981 DeLorean destroyed by fire. However, since it’s blown up on the local news and Car Internet, a lot of…
Strap on your Nike Air Mags and start blasting Huey Lewis because today, October 21st, is Back to the Future Day. It’s the day when noted rock n’ roll ‘80s teen Marty McFly travels into the future year of 2015 in Back to the Future II. What’s a better way to celebrate than renting a DeLorean DMC-12 and cruising around…
Eighty-eight miles per hour. That’s how fast Doc Brown’s DeLorean had to go for us to “see some serious shit.” And that shit, at least in this reality, seems to be a speeding ticket.
Gloriously wedge-shaped and with a starring role in Back to the Future, the DMC-12 is one of the most iconic cars there is. But perhaps what isn’t as well-known is the story behind the company’s founder, the late John DeLorean. Fear not, though: there’s a movie about him called Driven in the works.
It’s almost impossible to think of the name “DeLorean” without thinking of a specific stainless-steel sports car, a series of movies about time travel and not boning your mom, and cocaine trafficking. There was, of course, much more to the DeLorean Motor Company, even if they only managed to make one car. For example,…
If your deepest desire ever was to own a brand-new DeLorean, your chance just arrived. In January, DeLorean Motor Company said that it would start making brand new DeLoreans again. This week, it started accepting applications for the new DeLoreans, but with just one tiny catch: the cars don’t exist yet.
A man out for a jaunt in his DeLorean was clocked by local police for excessive speeding by going 89 mph. Impressive as this is in a DeLorean—and we all know it’s good to give your Flux Capacitor a nice workout every now and then—we’re more perplexed as to what he is still doing in this part of the spacetime continuum.
This little girl’s parents didn’t tell their daughter they’d bought a DeLorean, or maybe even what a DeLorean was, but she’s pretty stoked to see one for the first time. And when she finds out her family’s adopted it, oh man– the joy is real.
Given that 88 mph is 141 KMH, it’s really no surprise that Doc Brown and the legendary time-traveling DeLorean were “pulled over” by Japanese traffic police in a Skyline GT-R in a traffic safety demonstration put on by the Yokohama Toyota dealer network.
Thanks to the wonderful-but-flawed low-volume “Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act” (H.R. 2675) , it’s now legal for the company that bought all of the old leftover DeLorean parts to start putting them together to make new DMC-12s. And this time it seems like it’ll actually happen, starting early next year.
Any jamoke can Photoshop some technobaubles onto a silver car and call it good, but it takes a real genius to build a Back to the Future-style time machine in real life and race it. That’s what these 24 Hours of LeMons competitors did with their fantastic hoopties. Behold: the best time machines in racing.
It’s likely you’re getting sick of all the Back to the Future-related content today, but I promise you that this one is a little different, since the chunk of electronics added to a DeLorean is real and actually works. Even better, it really does make this 2015 feel like an imagined future 2015, and most importantly,…
The DeLorean was known for a lot of things. Speed was not one of them. Underpowered even by early 1980s standards, it was a bizarre choice for a time machine that needed to hit 88 MPH to cross the temporal barrier. But could Doc Brown’s car even go that fast in the Twin, er, Lone Pine Mall parking lot like it does in…
The DeLoren DMC-12 has been dead since 1983, but that doesn’t mean John DeLorean’s dream is over. How could it be, when new cars are still available?
Midnight. Los Angeles. An impossibly low and wide silver machine glides through the empty streets, the city lights reflecting off its stainless steel body as it looks less like a relic of the 1980s and more like an artifact from a future that never happened.
Yesterday was John DeLorean's birthday. The man was a motoring icon for many reasons, though there's really only two things about him that anyone thinks of: cocaine and a certain time machine. I don't want to bring up the DMC-12 at all. Crap. I mean, not again. Let's focus on six other things DeLorean did.
I've always had a sneaking suspicion that my life was incomplete, but I was never sure why until tonight. It's because I don't own a badass lifted DeLorean monster truck like Rich Weissensel does.
You knew a DeLorean was pretty much the best car you use for time travel, but did you realize the cars could be ordered with an OEM ski rack? This one looks pretty much perfect with a pair of Volant stainless steel skis strapped across the rear louvers.